/Filmcast Ep. 569 – Tampopo

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the launch of HBO Max, including their announcement of an in-development “Snyder Cut” of Justice League. This week’s feature review is a Devindra choice: the 1985 Japanese comedy Tampopo, the first self-proclaimed “ramen western.” Listen in as the cast discuss the joy of food

Watch David’s review of The Last Dance here.

Read Shane Carrruth’s interview with Indiewire here.

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Now Stream This Lost City

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Is it fall yet? Summer is basically running on fumes here, people. It’s almost time to trade in those ridiculous cargo shorts for sweaters and bust out the seasonal gourds. But no matter what time of year it may be, it’s always streaming time. This latest edition of Now Stream This offers you a smattering of fine features to facilitate films into your face. There’s one of the best movies of 2017, a Japanese comedy guaranteed to make your mouth water, a new take on an old horror sub-genre, a surprisingly great remake, and more! Let’s get streaming.

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I’ll read anything by Tim Ferriss — The bestselling author of the Four Hour series of books (Workweek, Body, and now, The 4-Hour Chef) is part genius, yet equal part mad man. In his books, Ferriss explains how to hack your life to happiness by accomplishing more with less work. Some of his insane theories have changed the way I live my everyday life, while some of the others are much less practical (but still a fun to read about).

His latest book, The 4-Hour Chef, is probably my least favorite of his trilogy, focusing on cooking (something I’m not great at and have very little interest in). But the book tries to tackle more than cooking, promising to teach how to become world-class in any skill in record time. This is the area that interested me the most, and these chapters alone make the book worth buying (and for those of you who own a tablet, the Kindle download version is less than $5).

To help promote the release of The 4-Hour Chef, Tim offered to let us publish an excerpt from the book featuring his favorite cooking-related movies and television shows. Read that short excerpt after the jump.

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